Approximate date of posting 28-May-2019
Position Reference Librarian for their two-year Diversity Residency
- Master’s degree in library/information science
- Minimum of two years of professional library experience
Location: Cambridge Massachusetts
Company: Harvard Law School Library
Schedule/Hours Full time
Time Frame: 2 years beginning September, 2019.
Compensation: Salary grade 56 60,000.-98,511.00
Description Under the general direction of the Manager for Research Services, the resident works as a team member providing reference and research services in law and law-related disciplines, via print and electronic formats, to faculty and students of Harvard Law School, and to a broader research community.
The resident will participate in the day to day collection development activities of the Law Library with an emphasis on aligning the resident’s interests and skills to collection development opportunities or projects in that area. The resident will work closely with selectors to participate in evaluating and selecting resources for acquisition. Other project-based work will entail weeding, collection assessment, and e-resources management. The fellow will report on an as need project basis to the Associate Director of Collections or his designee.
In addition, over the course of two years, the resident will have the opportunity to work on projects in other departments of the library which may include: the library as publisher with our Library Innovation Lab (LIL), working with manuscript collections in our Historical & Special Collections department, exploring new ways to manage digitization and working with our administrative team on special projects will provide a breadth of experience. The library will support the development and completion of a substantial project related to the shared interests of the resident and the library.
Provide coordinated reference and research services to Harvard law library patrons
Work closely with the school’s students, including helping with orientation support and acting as a liaison to various law school student communities
Teach research concepts and skills both in and out of the classroom
Participate in the development of instructional materials
Develop and maintain research guides
As a member of the research team work with HLS journals and clinics
Participate in evaluating and selecting resources for acquisition in all formats
Participate in collections analysis and weeding projects
Participate in collections-oriented committees and working groups both within Harvard Law School Library and Harvard Libraries
Assist in E-Resource management and acquisitions
Coordinate evaluation of vendor offers to the Harvard Law School Library;
Prepare and present information to appropriate library groups to help inform collection decisions
Participate in library outreach, communications and social media
Work on projects with other departments based on fellow’s interest and institutional needs
Actively continues ongoing professional development, including maintaining a high degree of expertise in many facets of research service including information technology, knowledge of legal and law-related information sources, sources for business and corporate information, and instructional methods
Serves on local and University-wide committees